Harald Herzl

Biography

Studied in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh and with the members of the Amadeus Quartet in Cologne. Primary of the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg. Competitive prices in Helsinki and Hanover. Extensive concert tours to the most important music metropolises and festivals in Europe and Asia: Vienna, among others, in the Grand Musikverein, Budapest, Bucharest, Paris, London, Berlin, Athens, etc. 1989 Tour through Israel. 1991's highly regarded debut at the Salzburg Festival. Regular appearances at the Salzburg Mozart Week. Conductor Raphael Kubelik dedicated his 5 String Quartet to the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg.
Performances together with artists such as Wolfgang and Sabine Meyer, Olli Mustonen, Dimitris Sgouros, Paul Meyer, Martin Lovett, Jörg Demus, Hansjörg Schellenberger and many others.

Exclusive contract with BMG / RCA Viktor for the recording of all Mozart string quartets. CDs by EMI, Preiser Records and German Harmonia Mundi. Since 2000 Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Since 2004 Director of the Department of Strings at the University Mozarteum.

As a soloist performances at the Mozartwoche Salzburg and in the Großes Festspielhaus with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.

2007 founded together with Thomas Riebl and Susanna Ehn-Riebl the Mozarteum string trio Salzburg.

Annual invitations to Japan, Korea and China as a soloist and sought-after chamber musician.

Lecturer of international masterclasses and juror at major competitions in Austria, Germany, Italy, Norway, Armenia, Japan and China.

His students are extremely successful. This is documented by a laureate at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels 2015, winner of international competitions such as the Ruggiero Ricci Competition in Salzburg (1 2009 Prize), Brahms Competition in Pörtschach / Austria (1, 2010 Prize), "String-player of the year "-" Ian Stoutzker Prize in Memory of Yehudi Menuhin "(2012), Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg (3 Prize 2013), International Arthur Grumiaux Competition in Belgium (3 2014 Prize) and Remember Enescu International Violin Competition ( 1 Prize 2015), as well as the Mozart Competition Salzburg 2016 (2 Price).

Harald Herzl plays on a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin for 1770, from the collection of valuable string instruments of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank.

His son Benjamin Herzl (* 1994) continues to lead the family's violin-making tradition in the third generation and is at the beginning of a promising solo career.